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English noun: loosening

1. loosening (event) an occurrence of control or strength weakening


SamplesThe relaxation of requirements.
The loosening of his grip.
The slackening of the wind.


Synonymsrelaxation, slackening


Broader (hypernym)weakening


Narrower (hyponym)thaw

2. loosening (act) the act of making something less tight


Synonymslaxation


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, alteration, modification


Narrower (hyponym)undoing, unfastening, untying


Antonymstightening









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